National Wine Day, May 25, 2018: Our Recommendations

This year, in recognition of National Wine Day, we offer a mere two bottles. These are the definitive fill(s) for your glass. Lift them high!

National Wine DayDuckhorn Vineyards is a premier producer of Napa Valley wines. They were founded in 1976 as one of the first forty Napa Valley wineries. The terrior is a 10-acre visual aesthetic in St. Helena.


(1) 2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, SRP $75
(1) 2015 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay, SRP $32

National Wine Day2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a fruit driven delight with a fruity and slightly woody nose. It rushes in and slowly envelopes the palate. Just delightful!

2015 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Clear. A perfect marriage between earthen flavors and fruit. Rich.

Vital Links: Duckhorn Vineyards Facebook Instagram National Wine Day Twitter

Gina From Siberia. Jane Bernstein; Charlotte Glynn

5 of 5 stars

Due out in the Fall, Gina From Siberia is an adorable book of delightful cartoon illustrations of the tale of Gina. She is an intelligent Wire Haired Terrier and she knows how to communicate well with others.

What's incredible about Gina From Siberia is that this would be an excellent tool for teaching children the importance of accepting the inevitabilities of life, such as long distance travel and learning to thrive in a new environment.

Comparative Titles:
Fly High Fly Low (50th Anniversary), Don Freeman, 978-0142408179, $7.99, Puffin Books, August 2017
Swan, Laurel Synder, 978-1452118901, $17.99, Chronicle Books, August 2015
The War that Saved My Life, Kimberly Bradley, 9780147510488, $8.99, Penguin Young Readers Group, May 2016
Egg and Spoon, Gregory Maguire, 978-0763680169, $11.99, Candlewick, August 2015

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC (September 4, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947895001
ISBN-13: 978-1947895003
Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

About the Author:

Jane Bernstein is the author of five books, most recently Rachel in the Word. Her film work includes the screenplay for the Warner Brothers movie, Seven Minutes in Heaven. Her essays and articles have appeared widely in such places at the New York Times, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, the Massachusetts Review, and Glamour.

Charlotte Glynn is a filmmaker. Her first feature documentary, Rachel is, a film about her sister who is developmentally disabled, had its broadcast premiere on PBS America reFramed. Her most recent film, The Immaculate Reception, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It was a Vimeo Staff Pick, won the Hammer to Nail Short Film Contest and the Special Jury Award at the New Orleans Film Festival, among others. Filmmaker Magazine named Charlotte one of the 25 New Faces in Independent Film, in 2014.

Anya Desnitskaya is an illustrator living in Russia.

Vital Links: Amazon Animal Media Group LLC Publishers Weekly

Paranormal Parasites. Nick Redfern

5 of 5 stars

Paranormal Parasites is very organized. It is organized into the types of parasites which one can and will encounter in the paranormal realm. Some are common; Shadow People and Mind Monsters. Others are less common, such as The Djinn and Soul Stealers.

Redfern begins the book with a brief overview of critical life energies. This is his foundation for the variously listed vermin. Smart!

Redfern begins with the famed, "Goat-Man of Lake Worth," and we have been hearing about him for many years, as resident's of White Settlement. Redfern is also a Texas resident. We had never heard the entire story before. The truth looks much different when one is not playing the, "Whisper Game."

There are other segments about Texan parasite's.

Chapter Four talks about the shadow people. We were surprised about their description. We thought them to appear as simple shadows. However, Redfearn states that they all wear an old-timey Fedora and a black suit?

Regardless, there has been a lot in the paranormal media about these spirits, in particular.

This is just a fabulous read. In fact, we are guessing that at least one question, applicable to this/these topics arise in our Quora queue, per week. It's just really interesting.

Paperback: 264 pages
Nick RedfernPublisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738753556
ISBN-13: 978-0738753553
Price: $16.99 US
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

About the Author:

Nick Redfern (Dallas, Texas) is the author of more than thirty books on UFOs, Bigfoot, and cryptozoology, including Monster Files, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, and The Real Men in Black. He has appeared on more than seventy television shows, including the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive, the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Vital Links: Amazon Author Llewellyn Twitter

Vremi Electric Coffee Grinder and Knife Set

With a bit of humor, a lot of style and a good deal of creativity, Vremi aspires to create products for the home which are good to have/own and are affordable. They began with kitchen products and grew from there. Here we offer us just two of their offerings.

Vremi Electric Coffee Grinder

Ha! The enclosed manual is entitled, "This is a Manual." This made it easy to locate it.

The instructions are laid out in a similar manner. Easy to understand. Since this is the case, feel free to peruse the, "Before you get grinding," primer. Well, Vremi doesn't call it that. I do.

The grinder will not work if the top isn't secure. Once it is, grind until you are satisfied. Then, stop that. Pour. Drink.

Oh, it comes with a cleaning brush.

Vremi Knives

Rarely do I ever run across a product which is so exciting. This one is! The colors are bright and beautiful and they have matching blades and blade covers.

The set comes with a chef, serrated, paring, carving and a utility knife.

These are barbershop sharp too. They would make for an excellent gift. These, however, are mine!

Vital Links: Instagram Twitter Vremi Electric Coffee Grinder Vremi Knives Web
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